Hi Edwin! I’ve just seen the reply you wrote the 24 feb 2000, after 3 years.
Well, I don’t have any information about old relatives in Holland.
During the last years I’ve started searching information about my family and I discovered that they (my relatives with “ Vat” surname) all came from Friuli (which is a region in the North-East Italy). My search goes till the 1600-1700 cent. But I don’t exclude that someone could have emigrated in the Northern Europe as there was a large amount of people from Friuli who emigrated abroad. Let me know if you know something else about your family ( for example who is the oldest “Vat” you know and when he was born …….) and if I find any info I’ll write to you!
By Franca Vat
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